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UNLABELLED We investigated whether mandibular cortical measures on dental panoramic radiographs are associated with biochemical markers of bone turnover in 82 postmenopausal women. Mandibular cortical shape was significantly associated with biochemical markers and spinal BMD. Our results suggest that dentists may be able to identify postmenopausal women(More)
Dentists are a potentially valuable resource for initial patient screening for signs of osteoporosis, as individuals with osteoporosis have altered architecture of the inferior border of the mandible as seen on panoramic radiographs. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of combining clinical and dental panoramic radiographic risk factors for identifying(More)
INTRODUCTION Eroded or thin inferior cortex of the mandible detected on dental panoramic radiographs may be useful for identifying postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD) or osteoporosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether these panoramic measurements are useful for identifying low BMD or osteoporosis in postmenopausal women(More)
OBJECTIVE Measurements of mandibular inferior cortical shape and width detected on dental panoramic radiographs may be a useful screening tool for spinal osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. The purposes of this study were to clarify whether these measures are validated compared with simple screening tools based on questionnaires, such as the osteoporosis(More)
Mandibular cortical erosion detected on dental panoramic radiographs (DPRs) may be useful for identifying women with osteoporosis, but little is known about the variation in diagnostic efficacy of observers worldwide. The purpose of this study was to measure the accuracy in identifying women at risk for osteoporosis in a worldwide group of observers using(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that a thin or eroded cortex of the mandible detected on dental panoramic radiographs is associated with low vertebral bone mineral density (BMD) or osteoporosis. However, those studies did not estimate the multivariate-adjusted risk for low vertebral BMD or osteoporosis associated with alterations of the mandible.(More)
The detection of postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density (BMD) is an important strategy to reduce the incidence of osteoporotic fracture. Recent studies suggested that incidental findings on dental panoramic radiographs may be used as a tool to detect women with low BMD. However, little is known whether this finding is sufficiently assessed by(More)
INTRODUCTION Mandibular inferior cortical width manually measured on dental panoramic radiographs may be useful for identifying postmenopausal women with low skeletal bone mineral density (BMD). Automatic measurement of cortical width may enable us to identify a large number of postmenopausal women with suspected low skeletal BMD. The purposes of this study(More)
OBJECTIVE Several investigators have linked periodontal disease progression and low skeletal bone mineral density in postmenopausal women. However, little is known about whether self-reported periodontal status is the reflection of skeletal bone mineral density. We investigated whether self-reported poor periodontal status is associated with low skeletal(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether simple visual estimation of the mandibular inferior cortex width on panoramic radiographs is useful for identifying postmenopausal women with low skeletal bone mineral density (BMD). STUDY DESIGN Panoramic radiographs were made on 100 women aged 50-84 years who also had BMD assessment of the(More)